Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Austin: “My name is Austin Howlett and I am from Colorado in the United States of America.”
When did you start painting?
Austin: “I started watercolours and drawing at the age of 6 and moved into oils when I was in high school. I’ve loved painting and drawing from a very young age.”
What inspires you to paint?
Austin: “I’m inspired by the complexities of the human psyche and the ways in which we handle our emotions. I am most inspired by the concept of vulnerability and how it can improve our lives.”
What subject do you paint?
Austin: “I paint people and landscapes. I have always loved paintings landscapes but wanted to tackle more complex and nuanced themes that could only be illustrated through human emotion.”
Are you self-taught or do you have a degree in art?
Austin: “I received an art degree from a liberal arts college.”
Is art a hobby for you or is it a career?
Which colours could you not do without?
Austin: “Blue, purple, gray and green”
Do you exhibit your art work?
Austin: “Yes, I had a solo exhibition from my senior college thesis and since then have been featured in several national juried shows.”
Have you won any art awards?
Austin: “Yes, I won First place at the Own An Original juried show in Littleton Colorado.”
What is your specialism?
What medium do you prefer to use?
Austin: “Oil paints”
Which artists do you admire?
Austin: “Brad Kunkle, Rob Rey and Casey Baugh”